Starring Liam Neeson (Hannibal Smith), Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson (B.A. Baracus), Bradley Cooper (Face), and Sharlto Copley (Murdock) as the main characters based off the A-Team 80’s TV series. The A-Team relive their first mission together, then after 80 missions, the team is setup to take the fall for the theft of money plates. With the aid of a questionable CIA contact, the team reunites in an attempt to clear their names and return the stolen goods.
The movie far exceeds the level of action adventure in any of the original episodes—grander Hannibal plans of outrageous death-defying moments are featured throughout the film. Massive explosions on land, in the air and at sea, are thrilling scenes that will leave action flick fans satisfied. The story is not too complex, although it is fast-paced and changes quickly when Hannibal reveals his entire plan.
For his first big movie role, Rampage is a pleasant surprise delivering quality acting and living up to the famous role once held by Mr. T. Rampage does not wear any gold chains, but does have a mohawk and has ‘pity fool’ on his knuckles. Rampage has the mannerisms of the character down perfectly and is able to give the character an emotional side fans have never seen before. After delivering a good performance, hopefully Rampage will be featured in other big-time movie roles.
The A-Team mash-up montage featured in the bonus features is a nice addition for fans of the original A-Team theme music and montage. The audio commentary feels empty with director Joe Carnahan, as the lack of cast members on commentary is disappointing.
Not only is this a great pick-up on DVD, one can only hope that a sequel will be made sooner than later.
Directed and written by Joe Carnahan
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Starring Liam Neeson, Bradley Cooper, Quinton Jackson, Sharlto Copley and Jessica Biel
Released on DVD and Blu-ray on Dec. 14, 2010